Historical Sociolinguistics: Language Change in Tudor and Stuart England
This volume presents a sociolinguistic perspective on the history of the English language. Based on original empirical research, it discusses the social factors that promoted linguistic changes in earlier English, and the people who were the leading force behind them. The authors focus on the major grammatical developments that shaped the language in Tudor and Stuart times, the period that laid the foundations for modern Standard English.
Nevalainen and Raumolin-Brunberg adopt an interdisciplinary approach, exploring the extent to which sociolinguistic models and methods can be applied to the history of English.
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In order to avoid problematic borderline cases and also for reasons dictated by
research economy , our focus here is on gerundial constructions functioning as
prepositional complements® ( examples 4 . 184 . 22 ) . ( 4 . 18 ) And as for the ...
As examples ( 4 . ... By , to and WITH account for the largest numbers of
occurrences ( examples 4 . ... combination of the preposition and the relative
pronoun has two alternatives : the preposition may either precede the pronoun (
example 4 .
Indefinite Pronouns with Singular Human Reference Our final example involves
as many as four paradigmatic variants . Early Modern English had four alternative
types of indefinite pronouns with singular human reference , two of which , the ...
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Sociolinguistic Paradigms and Language Change
Background and Informants
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